This Day in History 1919: “America First” Massacre of Blacks in Elaine, Arkansas

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas gives the following report on racist white mobs in 1919. It starts by saying a small posse of armed white men showed up to violently disrupt a meeting of Blacks having a peaceful meeting. The white assailants were shot dead in the firefight: Though accounts of who fired the first shots … Continue reading This Day in History 1919: “America First” Massacre of Blacks in Elaine, Arkansas

“America First” Attempted to Impeach and Assassinate U.S. President

Details found in the U.S. ODNI reader under “Counterintelligence in WWII” First, the Japanese are alerted by Nazis that their Ambassador’s code messages are being monitored by the U.S. and “drastic steps should be taken” in response. From: Berlin (Oshima) 3 May 1941 To: Tokyo (Matsuoka) #482 STAAMAA called me this day (evening?) and stating … Continue reading “America First” Attempted to Impeach and Assassinate U.S. President

Mapping “America First” Revival of the KKK

Recently I wrote about a country song of encoded KKK/Nazi signals, called “The Big Revival“. It got me thinking about whether a map might show how a KKK revival happened as a result of Woodrow Wilson’s “America First” campaign platform in 1915. And then I found someone at Virginia Commonwealth University already had gone to … Continue reading Mapping “America First” Revival of the KKK

Florida Crash: Falling Below 20 Other U.S. States for Retirement

It’s true, Florida is crashing on the retirement ranking scale. And it’s not hard to see why. The Governor of Florida pledged in his recent election campaign to wage a Christian nationalist (Coughlin fascist) crusade to destroy or hold back non-white prosperity, setting the state back as if the American Civil War never ended (let … Continue reading Florida Crash: Falling Below 20 Other U.S. States for Retirement

Germany Shuts Down Telegram… Forever

It’s being called an end of an era. The era of the telegram came to an end in Germany with a final flourish of thousands of the once-popular message service, the country‚Äôs main postal service, Deutsche Post, said Wednesday. Deutsche Post said that 3,228 telegrams were dispatched on the final day of service on New … Continue reading Germany Shuts Down Telegram… Forever